IF YOU WANT TO PLAY COLLEGE SPORT YOU NEED GOOD GRADES
COLLEGE COACHES ARE LOOKING FOR SMART KIDS
You’re a high school athlete and you think your good enough for a scholarship offer. You love your sport and you love to complete. You want to play sports in college… in fact your sport could be your ticket to help pay for college.
But there’s more to college admission than excelling in your sport. College coaches want to recruit well-rounded athletes who excel on and off the playing field.
Grades are important. . .If you want to play in a NCAA Division I or II school, you must have a 2.0 GPA (or better) in your core courses. The higher your GPA, the better. College coaches want to recruit athletes who will be successful in the college classroom.
Your scores on the standardized tests (SAT and/or ACT) are also important. Standardized test scores, taken in conjunction with your high school grades, are used to predict your academic success in college.
If your high school offers Advanced Placement (AP) courses, consider taking one or two. AP courses take an in-depth look at a subject and show your dedication to taking a challenging high school curriculum. AP tests are also offered to allow college freshmen to ‘test out’ of a college class.
Participation in extracurricular activities (other than your sport) and volunteer work are also important. Your participation in extracurricular/volunteer activities show that you’re responsible enough to handle the pressures of school and your sport, while still taking part in other activities.